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London Fletcher likely to have MRI on hamstring

London Fletcher, Andre Brown AP

Redskins linebacker London Fletcher missed the final portion of the Giants’ 27-23 win over his club on Sunday because he suffered a hamstring injury.

Fletcher never left the sideline, but he was spotted stretching on the sideline after leaving the game. Lorenzo Alexander replaced him for the final moments of the loss.

Chris Russell of ESPN980 Radio reports that Fletcher said after the game that he will likely have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. If it is severe enough to force Fletcher out of the lineup, it will end one of the longest consecutive games streaks in NFL history.

Fletcher has played in every single one of his teams’ games since entering the league with the Rams in 1998 and ranks 11th on the all-time consecutive games played streak with 231 in a row. If he is unable to play in Week Eight, it would open the door for Buccaneers cornerback Ronde Barber, who is just behind Fletcher on the list because of the Bucs’ bye last week, to pass him and continue making his way through the top 10. If both Barber and Fletcher play every game this season, they’ll wind up tied with Mick Tingelhoff and Ryan Longwell for the seventh longest streak ever.

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7 Responses to “London Fletcher likely to have MRI on hamstring”
  1. Maximus Decimus Meridius says: Oct 21, 2012 7:10 PM

    First ballot Hall of Fame.

  2. tincansailor981 says: Oct 21, 2012 7:11 PM

    I don’t like Washington, but I ave tons of respect for London Fletcher. Hope he heals and is able to play next week.

  3. shrshot says: Oct 21, 2012 7:32 PM

    Kickers should not be allowed on this list…

  4. britishraven says: Oct 21, 2012 8:19 PM

    Incredible achievement for these guys

  5. timbuttrum says: Oct 21, 2012 9:05 PM

    Mick Tinglehoff was freaking awesome back in the day….

  6. onderin says: Oct 21, 2012 9:23 PM

    See? Slowing down… ;-)

  7. turboreattore says: Oct 21, 2012 9:55 PM

    I’m not a Redskins fan but London Fletcher is an awesome athlete and a great man. The streak is important, but streak or not streak is an outstanding football player and a sure Hall of Famer.

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